Welcome and thank you for your interest in our nursing programs! Below you will find links to information for each of our nursing programs. Please contact the nursing department by phone (256-306-2794) with any questions about these programs. The Nursing Department is located on the Decatur Campus in the Health Sciences Center (click here to see campus maps) and is comprised of both the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs. The office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.
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If you are a pre-nursing student, the Advising Centers are available to answer questions regarding program information, general education coursework, and admission requirements. To request an advising session, please email email@example.com.
Bridge to RN Program
Nursing programs have the full approval of the Alabama Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Accreditation information regarding the nursing program may be obtained from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Telephone: 404-975-5000. www.acenursing.org. See our ACEN Accreditation certificates.
Nursing Information Sessions
Nursing Information Sessions will be held in Health Sciences Room 109 from 4:00-5:00pm on the following days:
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Careers in Nursing
Nurses work in a variety of locations, such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, schools, and in home health. Our program is designed to teach students how to think critically, adapt to ever-changing situations, and to provide the best care possible.
The 2016 national median annual wage RNs was $68,450, and the need for RNs is expected to grow by 15% from 2016 – 2026*
*U.S. DOL Bureau of Labor and Statistics